The yellow bullhead is a voracious scavenger typically feeding at night on a variety of plant and animal material, both live and dead, including small fish, crayfish, insects, snails, and worms. Its habitat includes pools, backwaters, and sluggish current over soft or mildly rocky substrate in creeks, small to larger rivers, and shallow portions of lakes and ponds. The yellow bullhead may grow to 18 inches and weigh up to 4 pounds or more. On average, the yellow bullhead can live up to 7 years.
Spawning begins in May and June with both sexes participating in nest building. The nest may be under a log or stone or in a similarly enclosed burrow. The female will lay 2,000 to 7,000 eggs. The eggs hatch within 5 to 10 days. The parents guard the fry until July or August. Yellow bullheads range throughout the central and eastern US from central Texas north into North Dakota and east through the Great Lakes region to the east coast. They are considered a rough fish typically, and seldom sought for sport. The cream colored meat has a good flavor, but tends to be soft in summer.
Larger and healthier fish live in area lake: Reduced use of phosphates in lawn fertilizers, detergents that can enter lake help Lake Nuangola.
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Host Identification for Strophitus Undulatus (Bivalvia: Unionidae), the Creeper, in the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania
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